June Is Men’s Health Month—Get Involved

Did you know there was a month entirely dedicated to raising awareness for issues impacting the health and wellness of men and boys? June will honor the 23rd annual Men’s Health Month. The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June 12-18), a special awareness period created by Congress, and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June […]

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Cancer and Me

  By Pauline Sager How did it start?  It was in the late 1990’s.  I had always been good at going for my annual PAP test with my doctor, an internist.  But this time, she called me and said that the pap test was abnormal.  I did not think too much about it.  It is […]

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Help “Someone You Love” Prevent Cancer

Each year, about 17,000 women and 9,000 men are affected by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). In fact, 80% of people under the age of 50 will contract the virus at some point in their life. Though many people have never heard of it, HPV can lead to some high risk types of cancer in both men […]

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Turning the Tide of American Indian Healthcare

November 30, 2016 | Cancer Screening, Healthy Living

From 2001-2009, death rates from cancer decreased for white men and women. But for American Indians and Alaska Natives, the rate went up. In addition, a study by Department of Health and Human Services in 2013 shows the average life expectancy for American Indians in Montana is 20 years shorter than for non-Indians.¹ The U.S. […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Why Pink?

October 5, 2016 | Cancer Screening, Women's Health

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month October brings with it many great things: the start of autumn, beautiful foliage, football games, candy corn, pumpkin lattes… and a lot of pink. In October, we see pink ribbons, pink candies, pink T-shirts, pink bracelets and pink sneakers. In recent years, we have even seen hot pink accents on […]

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National Women’s Health Week 2016

As  National Women’s Health Week comes to a close, we want to leave you with a little food for thought toward living longer, healthier lives. One in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The three most common cancers among women – breast, lung and colorectal – will take the lives of over 136,370 […]

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Surviving The Sorrow: Losing your spouse to colon cancer

March 24, 2016 | Cancer Screening, Health

I stepped out of the shower and there he was, like it was any other regular day. Staring at me with those enormous sapphire blue eyes I had fallen in love with 10 plus years ago. Russell was dressed in his favorite summer attire, shiny blue athletic shorts and a red cotton tank top. My […]

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Governor Steve Bullock recognizes March 2016 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

March 10, 2016 | Cancer Screening, Health

In a letter to Marci King Marsh, cancer survivor and advocate for early cancer screening, Bullock outlines his support for raising awareness about colorectal cancers and the need for early detection, diagnosis and treatment. “The vast majority of colon cancer deaths can be prevented through proper screening and early detection. When the disease is caught […]

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Risking your life for a tan?

February 24, 2016 | Cancer Screening, Health

New research finds that women were two to six times more likely to develop melanoma if they had tanned indoors at a younger age (at 16 years old, versus 25) and tanned more frequently.  A new study from the University of Minnesota shows that women under 40 who started indoor tanning at a younger age […]

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Smokeless Tobacco Risks and Oral Cancer Screening Options

Whatever you call it — chew, dip, snuff, spit, plug, wad, pinch— it’s not a safe alternative to cigarettes. The tobacco industry markets the product “smokeless tobacco” as safer than cigarettes because you are not lighting up. But, smokeless tobacco is harmful and is every bit as addictive. In recent years, the tobacco industry has […]

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